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King Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 267 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 14, 2014

we love the first grade teachers they go above and beyond very caring the staff is very welcoming
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

My son came to this school from Riverdahl and Kishwaukee Elementary schools. I was so pleased to see how friendly the staff was and how protected the school is. My son is so happy everday after school and tells me about all of his friends and teachers. His kindergarten teacher was fantastic and he is now in first grade and is doing well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2011

I have three children attending king and i love this school two of them came in from west view and before i had a daily battle to get them to go to school since they have started King they enjoy going and my children are doing alot better in subjects and getting the help they need the staff encourage the children to learn and encourage good manners
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2004

My children are past students. I sent 2 of my children there from kindergarten to 4th grade. The teachers were fantastic, but each year, the overall academic level was getting lower and lower. The expectations of each pupil were falling. My children (and I) found it less and less challenging for learning and more challenging for other aspects, like manners of other children and the school wanting to get Title I help, encouraging parents to sign up for free lunches. I felt the school was going in the wrong direction. It's been 2 years since my children have been there, I wonder if it's improved at all.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students22%
Female31%
Male16%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income22%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female54%
Male21%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income34%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students26%
Female28%
Malen/a
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income27%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students18%
Female21%
Male10%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Low income18%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students24%
Female24%
Malen/a
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Low income24%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female36%
Male42%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Low income37%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students34%
Female48%
Male16%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Low income33%
Not low incomen/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 18%
Hispanic 29% 24%
Two or more races 6% 3%
White 5% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1306 South Court Street
Rockford, IL 61102
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